Using ComparePackage to understand version differences and user impacts

ComparePackage is a new Windows 10 SDK (ver 10.0.15003.1001) tool that analyzes the differences between versions of your UWP app packages and helps you estimate what the update impact of the new version will be to users. This guide will cover how to get started using the tool and how to interpret its output. Preparation…

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Test Universal Windows Platform Apps using Windows Device Portal – Part II

In my previous blog, I talked about how to test your Windows Apps on various windows device types using Device Portal on your web browser. If you have not read it yet, check it out here. Now let’s discuss how you can programmatically use the Device Portals’ REST APIs to test your apps. It is very common…

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Universal Windows Platform apps in the Enterprise

Why use Universal Windows Apps in the Enterprise? Due to their nature, Classic Windows Apps (CWA) can be complicated and expensive to manage in the enterprise. It starts in the way a CWA installs. CWAs often elevate to install which means that during their installation they can write files to almost anywhere on the device…


Optimizing the download of apps with Resource Packages

Creating rich multi-language or multi-scale experiences for your UWP apps is highly encouraged; it means a better experience for users and a broader overall reach to Windows consumers across the globe. However, it comes with a cost, all users need to download those additional assets. In Windows 10 UWP, using some neat features, you can reduce the download size of…